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Excellence in Coaching

The coaching staff at FC Valencia includes some of the brightest and most engaging coaches in Southern California. Our coaches operate to the highest standards of technical, tactical, and age appropriate training. It is the mission of our coaching and development staff to build a history of success on and off the pitch. Our coaches are always here to help our players reach their goals, whether it’s playing Varsity HS, Collegiate, or playing Professionally.
Our club is not only considered competitive for our players but also our coaches. We continuously strive and encourage our staff to continue their coaching education along with implementing modern training methods and teaching philosophy. All with the core mission of developing young athletes to succeed and reach their fullest potential.

You can count on us for results!

Coaching Directors

  • Coach Martinez
    Coach Martinez
    Director of Coaching
  • Coach AJ
    Coach AJ
    Asst Dir. Coaching
  • Coach Rafa
    Coach Rafa
    DOC - SGV SWAP
Coach Martinez
Director of Coaching

Charles Martinez
Founder & Director of Coaching

Charles Martinez has coached soccer at various levels for well over 25 years. Charles holds a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) National “A” Professional coaching license and  is a national team scout for US soccer. He will begin his 8th year as Women’s Assistant Coach for the nationally ranked, Western Conference champions at College of the Canyons. He has also trained teams at the Women’s Pro-Am level as well as both boys and girls Varsity High School soccer programs at Golden Valley, Panorama, Hoover, Burroughs, Bellarmine-Jefferson, and Providence.

Player and team development is Charles’ focus when it comes to coaching Club soccer. He stresses hard work and discipline in conjunction with maintaining high grades in school. His Club experience includes training and leading teams of all ages including prior work with the North Valley Soccer Club, Crescenta Valley Soccer Club, Los Angeles Futbol Club (LAFC Chelsea); and Burbank Red Machine (Director of Coaching).

Consistent, current and ongoing coaching education is a key element of Charles’ leadership philosophy and he believes in utilizing every educational opportunity to enhance coaching skills, knowledge and abilities. As a component of continuing education for his USSF National A license, Charles joined the USSF coaching staff for training in Italy with the staff of Roma, ACF Fiorentina, Inter de Milan, AC Milan and the Italian National Team. Additionally, he previously traveled to England to train with the Chelsea professional and youth coaching staff. Charles holds a Brazil USA (BRUSA) International Soccer Institute D-License certification.

Martinez was trained and played professionally in Ecuador with the Deportivo Cuenca (1st Division), the Ecuadorian U17 National Team, the Universidad de Cuenca College Team, and at Los Angeles City College. Charles received the City of Glendale Character and Ethics Community Award, Glendale Fire Chief’s Annual commendation and a commendation from LA County Supervisor Michael Antonovich for community service.

Continuing Education (read more)

Charles is a firm believer in continuing coaching education. Every couple years he travels with USSF International Coaching Development Program. This year he flew to Brussels, Belgium to take part in the program. These coaching development workshops expose U.S. coaches to foreign federations and clubs. He was joined with a group of approximately 36 coaches from the US and other participating countries to interact directly with top-level coaches, administrators and players from some of the best clubs in the world.

Anderlecht Youth - Loving the Game!

Anderlecht Youth Academy – Loving the Game!

Ajax Training Facility

Ajax Training Facility

Belgium Federation

Belgium Federation

Brugge Stadium

Brugge Stadium

Coach AJ
Asst Dir. Coaching

Adonay "AJ" Jovel
Asst Dir. Coaching

Coach “AJ” Adonay joins FC Valencia as the Asst. Director of Coaching, and will oversee the development of the boys program.
 
“We are thrilled to have AJ and his wife, Karen, along with their children joining the FC Valencia soccer family,” said Snyder. “After spending the last few years at RSC, AJ brings a wealth of experience that will have an immediate impact on our program. As a club, we are focused on strengthening our coaching staff and we’re all very excited to have Coach Adonay join us. AJ has nearly 20 years of coaching experience along with a track record of developing himself with his craft. He’s the epitome of what we’re looking for as we continue to strengthen our program in the Santa Clarita Valley.”
 
Coach “AJ” Adonay holds a National “B” License from the United States Soccer Federation and BS in Kinesiology from CSUN.
 
Highlights:
 
  • Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology – California State University of Northridge
  • USSF “United States Soccer Federation” National “B” License
  • AA – Moorpark College
  • USSF “United States Soccer Federation” National “C” License
  • California Youth Soccer Association “D” License
  • California Youth Soccer Association “E” License
  • NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching and the California State Component
 
Coaching Experience:
 
  • College of the Canyons – Men’s Assistant Coach (Current)
  • Coach, Hart High School, Boys Varsity (Current)
  • Skills Clinics, Real So Cal
  • Coach, Magic SC Boys U13 (Silver Elite)
  • Coach, Magic SC Girls U16 (Silver Elite)
  • Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach, Moorpark College
  • Coach/Trainer, North Valley SC Boys 18(Premiere)
  • Coach, Cleveland High School, Boys’ Varsity
  • Trainer, CVU, Boys 18 (Premiere)
  • Trainer, Conejo Valley United Girls U15 (Bronze)
  • Coach/Trainer, CVU(Silver North)
  • Coach, Reseda High School
  • Coach, Valley United Blast Soccer Club(Premier)
  • Coach, Reseda High School
  • Coach, Los Angeles United Soccer Club (Gold)
  • Assistant Coach Boys Soccer, Bishop Alemany High School
  • Assistant Coach, North Stars Soccer Club
  • Assistant Soccer Coach, California Quest Soccer Club
  • Assistant Soccer Coach, Cleveland High School
  • Assistant Soccer Coach, Birmingham High School
Awards:
  • Outstanding Performance at Virgil Middle School for Track, 1994
  • Award of Excellence for Outstanding Science – William Mulholland Middle School 1995
  • Award of Excellence for Honors – William Mulholland Middle School 1995
  • Certification of Achievement for participation in the Science Fair at Mulholland Middle School 1995
  • Athletic Award “Conference Champions” at Birmingham High School, 1996, 1997, and 1998
  • Certification of Excellence AYE Summer Education Enrichment Program, 1997
  • Leading scorer for Birmingham High School 1998-1999 Season
  • Athletic Award for School Letter in Boys Soccer, 1997,98,99
  • Athletic Award at Moorpark College: Men’s Soccer Team, 1999
  • Dean’s Honor list at Pierce Community College 1999
  • Captains Award for Moorpark College 2004
  • 24 hours of training for – Campus Aide
  • Trainer/Coach of the year at Conejo Valley United Soccer Club, 2009-2010

Coach Rafa
DOC - SGV SWAP

Rafa Moran
SWAP President
URL: www.soccerwithapurpose.comRafa Moran

Rafa brings a tremendous wealth of experience and professionalism to this program. With over 20 years of playing and coaching experience, he brings to the training field the knowledge and ability to help players  reach their full playing potential. Player development has always been Rafa’s passion and philosophy. This is why he created the SWAP training program. “Having spent 12 years coaching and training  youth club soccer, I’ve learned to identify the needs of the young soccer player. The challenge is to use the right tools that can help each individual become motivated enough to do everything it takes to achieve their personal goals. To me, that’s player development and that’s what I strive to accomplish in every session”.

COACHING AND TRAINING EXPERIENCE
CLUB SOCCER:
2015-Present FC Valencia / SWAP San Gabriel
1997-2008 Flyers SC/Los Angeles Futbol Club
Titles and Responsibilities:
  • Club Director: Responsible for managing all aspects of the club consisting of 38 boys and girls team;
  • Coaching Director: Recruited, assigned, and evaluated coaches and handled all coaching related issues;
  • Head Trainer:  Responsible for training and providing training for teams and players; conducted and administered team skill training clinics;
  • Head Coach: Coaching experience includes every age group from u9-19 teams;
  • Camp Director and Coordinator
  • USSF Development Academy 2008:
    • One of only 63 clubs accepted in entire country
    • U18 National Championship Finalist
    • Southern California Conference Coach of the Year
    • Voted USSF Development Academy U18 Coach of the Year
  • Coast Soccer Premier League:
  • Head Coach – Boys U16 and U17
  • Coast Soccer League:
  • Coached Boys and Girls U9-U10 (All bracket levels)
  • Dallas Cup: 2007, 2008 Boys U16 and U17
  • Super Y League Championship Tournament:
  • 2008 National Champions
  • 2008 Y Coach of the Year
  • 2007 National Championship Finalist
  • Experienced in other prestigious youth soccer tournaments

INTERNATIONAL COACHING EXPERIENCE:
200-2006 Mexican Women’s National Team Assistant Coach

  • Assistant Coach for the team that qualified to the Summer Olympics in Greece 2004.
  • Extensive international games and tournament experience with the Mexican Women’s National Team

COLLEGE COACHING EXPERIENCE:

1995-1996 Cal State LA Volunteer Assistant Coach to Leo Cuellar

1997-1998 Claremont McKenna Assistant Coach to Louie Bilowitz

HIGH SCHOOL COACHING EXPERIENCE:

2002-2003 La Cañada High School Boys Varsity

  • League Champions
  • Coach of the Year

2011-Present Gabrielino High School Girls Varsity

  • CIF Champions
  • CIF Coach of the Year

PLAYING EXPERIENCE:

COLLEGE:
1989-1992  Cal State Los Angeles NCAA Div 1

PROFESSIONAL:
1992-1993    Universidad de Guadalajara (U de G)
Mexican Professional League 1st Division

1993-1994    Club Deportivo Guadalajara Tapatio
Mexican Professional League 2nd Division

1994-1995    Club Deportivo Tepic
Mexican Professional League 1-A Division

1995-1996    L.A. Salsa
United Soccer Leagues (USISL)

1996-1997    Orange County Zodiac
United Soccer Leagues (USISL)

Coaching Staff

  • Coach Nestor
    Coach Nestor
    Coaching Staff
  • Coach Ben
    Coach Ben
    Coaching Staff
  • Coach Daniel
    Coach Daniel
    Coaching Staff
  • Coach Lalo
    Coach Lalo
    Coaching Staff
  • Coach Craig
    Coach Craig
    Goalkeeper Trainer
  • Coach Lundin
    Coach Lundin
    Coaching Staff
  • Coach Andrew
    Coach Andrew
    Coaching Staff
Coach Nestor
Coaching Staff

 

Nestor Rodriguez
Coaching Staff

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Coach Ben
Coaching Staff

Ben Antwi
Coaching Staff

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Coach Daniel
Coaching Staff

Daniel Mellibosky
Club Trainer, PT
Coach Lalo
Coaching Staff

Lalo Zatarain
B2005 Yellow
Coach Craig
Goalkeeper Trainer

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Coach Lundin
Coaching Staff

 

Justin Lundin
Coaching Staff

Club Soccer: As one of the clubs founders, Coach Justin enters his 5 season as a member of our coaching staff. He’s currently coaching our Girl 2009 team.

College Coaching:

Coach Lundin enters his 11th season at the helm of the College of the Canyons women’s soccer program, and 14th season overall at the college, in 2019.

He began his tenure at COC as an assistant coach in 2006, sharing duties between both the men’s and women’s soccer programs.

In his 10 years as head coach of the women’s team Lundin has led the program to a combined record of 135-41-34 — including a run of seven consecutive Western State Conference (WSC) Championships in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

As a result, Lundin has been named the WSC Coach of the Year in six of the past eight seasons, most recently in 2017.

Additionally, the Cougars ended the 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2017 seasons as a nationally ranked community college soccer program. In 2014, Canyons was also named a National Academic Team Award Winner.

Under Lundin’s direction, 36 players from the COC women’s soccer program have gone on to continue their playing careers at four-year schools.

Lundin is a graduate of nearby Bakersfield High School where he lettered in soccer, baseball and football. He also served as a captain of his soccer team and helped the Drillers win back-to-back Sequoia League titles, while making two CIF Semi-Final playoff appearances.

Lundin was named Bakersfield All-Area Player of the Year his senior year, and Bakersfield High School Athlete of the Year.

As a youth player, Lundin played in US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program for three years in the regional player pool. From 1994 to 1998 Lundin played for the Bakersfield Heat club team.

Lundin is a graduate of California State University, Northridge, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology with an emphasis in physical education, and a master’s degree in kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise physiology.

He also holds an Advanced National Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and a Certificate from AC Milan for completing the Milan Academy Formational School in Milan, Italy.

Lundin is the former vice president and director of coaching for AC Milan Soccer Academy, having served in that position from 2010 to 2012.

He has held head coach positions for a variety of teams and organizations including the Hart High School varsity women’s team, the SCV Magic and the AC Milan USA Academy.

Lundin and his wife, Susan, reside in Castaic with their four children Grace, Anneliese, Kieran, and Gabrielle.

Coach Andrew
Coaching Staff
Andrew Tusaazemajja
FCV Coaching Staff

Andrew joins FC Valencia after coming off of a successful college career at UCLA.

Read more about Coach Andrew below:

Playing Experience:

Collegiate:

2010-2014 UCLA Soccer (Position: Forward)
Selected to the 2015 Adidas MLS Combine
Third team NSCAA All-Far West selection
Honorable mention All-Pac-12 selection
Appeared in all 24 UCLA games, making 17 starts at forward, logging 1,120 minutes …


High School/Club:

Led Fulton College Prep to league titles in 2009 and 2010 … Set a school record in 2007-08 with 55 points (20 goals, 15 assists) and broke it in 2009-10 with 56 points (19 goals and a league-record 18 assists) … Scored 16 goals with 10 assists during his junior season … Lettered three years in cross country and volleyball … Won team city and league cross country titles in 2007 and 2009 and all-league honors all three years … Playing for Real SoCal, he was named the Surf Cup MVP in 2009 … Led his team to the 2009 Dallas Cup championship and the 2009 Surf Cup championship, as well as the 2008 Regional Championship and to the 2008 National semifinals … Has been on the Socal State ODP team since 2007 and was part of the Region IV teams in 2007 and 2008 … Played in Spain with the Region IV team in 2008.


Personal:

Listed his greatest athletic thrill as winning the Dallas Cup in 2009 …Admires Thierry Henry … Parents: Patrick Muwanga and Jane E Ssonko … Has two brothers, Nelson Katindo and Patrick Mukiibi, and three sisters, Solome Tebaliko, Lilian Nakatindo, and Kate Zalwango … Full name is Andrew Tusaazemajja … Born September 9, 1992 in Uganda, Kampala … Physiological Science major with a career interest in being a chiropractor.

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